Ann L. Richards, PharmD, BCPP
Pharmacy Director, San Antonio State Hospital
Pharmacy Service Director, Texas Department of State Health Services, Hospital Section
Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Ann L. Richards is the Pharmacy Director at the San Antonio State Hospital and serves as the Pharmacy Service Director for the Hospital Section of the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, she is a clinical assistant professor with the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Richards has been in her current position since 1984. During her tenure she has been involved in implementing IV Admixture Services, Unit Dose Drug Distribution, Robotic Drug Distribution, computerized prescriber order entry and bar-coded medication administration at the San Antonio State Hospital. Agency-wide she has been involved in implementing pharmacy distribution software and a new drug purchasing system that includes use of a group purchasing organization and a wholesaler.

As a founding member of CPNP, she has served on the Board of Directors as a Member-At-Large and will become Past President in July. She is the 2008 Judith Saklad Award winner. She has served on the Program Committee and the Business Development Committee. Over her career, she has been involved with many professional activities. She was a member of the Specialty Council for Psychiatric Pharmacy for the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and served as both Chair and Vice Chair for the Council. For ASHP, she served on both the Interim and Executive Committee for the Clinical Section, as well as the Advisory Group of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists. She also served as Chair and Vice Chair for the ASHP Psychopharmacy Special Practice Group.